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After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

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A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia's drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with “conflicting priorities.”
The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations said in a statement Friday that members of the WADA executive committee had pressures surrounding the decision that went beyond doping.
The committee voted 9-2 on Thursday to end RUSADA's suspension after weakening the standards originally agreed upon for reinstatement.
The committee is headed by Craig Reedie, whose...
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WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country's drug-testing program.
Richard McLaren told The Associated Press he suspected there were “loopholes” in the deal which Russia could exploit to back out of its promises, including the pledge to give access to the Moscow lab sealed by federal investigators.
“They have lost any kind of leverage over the ongoing situation with Russia,” McLaren said Friday in an...
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After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

24 days ago   |   By

A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia's drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with "conflicting priorities."
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